NCERT Solutions Class 8 English Poem Chapter 8 On the Grasshopper and Cricket
21 Aug 2023
Q1. Discuss with your partner the following definition of a poem.
A poem is made of words arranged in a beautiful order. These words, when read aloud with feeling, have a music and meaning of their own.
Ans. Yes, this poem is unlike any other prose. It revolves around birds, animal voices, and the best words in a beautiful and musical order. It is much easier to memorise the poem this way. This poem is an excellent representation of the earth. A poem, on the other hand, is easy to learn by heart and remember for a long time because it is short, musical, and interesting.
Q2. ‘The poetry of earth’ is not made of words. What is it made of, as suggested in the poem?
Ans. The earth’s poetry is composed of the songs and activities of birds, animals, and insects throughout the seasons.
Q3. Find in the poem lines that match the following.
(i) The grasshopper’s happiness never comes to an end.
Ans. He has never done with his delight.
(ii) The cricket’s song has a warmth that never decreases.
Ans. The cricket’s song in warmth increasing ever.
Q4. Which word in stanza 2 is opposite in meaning to ‘the frost’?
Q5. The poetry of earth continues round the year through a cycle of two seasons. Mention each with its representative voice.
Ans. Summer :- grasshopper’s voice
Winter :- Cricket’s song